Winter Weather Advisory to our north, west

Anyone traveling north and west overnight or tomorrow morning could find difficult road conditions as a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of western Kentucky.

It’s in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. tomorrow for Hopkins, Caldwell and counties to the north and west, with the National Weather Service in Paducah saying up to two tenths of ice accumulation are expected in those areas.

The National Weather Service in Paducah held a conference call Tuesday afternoon and forecaster Mike York says the Hopkinsville area should not see any major travel impacts from winter weather.

He says a the problems will begin during the overnight hours to our north and west.

Heavy rain could cause minor flooding issues, but York doesn’t believe it will warrant flash flood watches or warnings.

The worst of the weather will be in southeast Missouri, where over a quarter of an inch of ice could accumulate and cause some power outages. Any ice that does accumulate in western Kentucky should melt tomorrow with temperatures above freezing.